The Cantina di Ruvo di Puglia is sponsor of the temporary exhibition “Atlas – The man who held up the world “, set up in the “Grottone” (big cave) of Palazzo Jatta in Ruvo di Puglia.
The great krater with red figures of the painter of Dario, kept in the deposits of the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, was found in Ruvo di Puglia in the first half of the Nineteenth century, in a semi-chamber tomb. Today he returns to the city of his discovery thanks to the temporary exhibition “ Atlas – The man who held up the world “, set up in the “Grottone” of Palazzo Jatta.
The exhibition, open until July 30th 2023, takes its name from the Myth represented on the krater. The painter of Dario, in fact, depicts the episode in which Atlas, the titan who holds on his shoulders the sky, meets Heracles in the garden of the Hesperides and, in the attempt to deceive him, falls himself victim to the trap of the hero.
At the launch of the exhibition, which took place on May 10, the President of Cantina Ruvo di Puglia, Sebastiano Marinelli, also spoke about the importance of considering culture as a value but also as a resource. “Our territory is rich in history, culture and tradition: every inch of it deserves to be protected and enhanced”, says the President of the Ruvo winery, that since 2022 boasts the status of Sustainable Winery.
The exhibition is also linked to the exhibition “The moment and eternity. Between us and the ancients” curated by Demetrios Athanasoulis, Marialuisa Catoni, Massimo Osanna and Stéphane Verger and inaugurated at the Baths of Diocletian in Rome last May 4th. Among the three hundred ancient and medieval works on display, there is also the Vase of Talos, the famous treasure of the Jatta Museum.